MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Joker’ Grimly Reimagines the Clown Prince of Crime as a Sad, Pathetic, Mentally Ill Loner

After hours in the chair, the Joker is finally ready for his close-up.

Note to future— and more importantly, current — filmmakers: Don’t go full Scorsese. Never go full Scorsese. Regardless of whether you imagine yourself an auteur or believed the “visionary” hype an anonymous marketer slapped onto an ad or billboard for your last film, aping Martin Scorsese, a world-class filmmaker with few equals, living or dead, might get you into a meeting with a…

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